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Which Wi-Fi is Right for Your Business?

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity or 802.11x) – It’s simpler than you think and ready to be implemented into your business. From mom-and-pop business to Fortune 500 companies, they all are incorporating wireless fidelity and maybe it’s time for you to upgrade your small business’ network. We’ll help you understand the differences between the variations of Wi-Fi […]

Proper Cell Phone Etiquette

Have you ever been seated in a theatre and the villain is about to be uncovered and someone’s cell phone rings – and he or she answers it. How annoying! How Rude! They just ruined the movie for you. How about when you’re about to enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant and the person sitting at the table next to you decides to have a conversation on their cell phone about their recent surgery. What if it’s your cell phone that rings while you’re at the museum. Do you answer it? Do you let it continue to ring? We’ll help you learn the proper etiquette of using a cell phone in public.

Cell phones have made our lives easier and much more productive. We now have instant access to communicate with anyone nearly anywhere in the world. The unfortunate truth about cell phones is that many people will use their cell phone anywhere and at any time. This sometimes creates a disturbing and annoying experience and can even create a dangerous situation.

How to Purchase Your New Cellular Phone

The cellular phone is no longer just for the rich-&-famous. Millions of people around the world own a cellular phone for communications with work, family and friends. The cellular phone has enabled us to be at almost any place on Earth and dial a phone number and instantly be in communication with another person. But […]

Still a Great Multimedia Player…Microsoft’s Zune

Weighing only 5.6 ounces, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and 30GB of storage space, Microsoft’s Zune is just a little larger than Apple’s iPod – and Rocks. The Zune, available in Black, White and Brown, has several impressive features. It sports a 3-inch screen, four-way controller and a custom version of Microsoft’s Portable Media Center OS. The Zune also boasts two features that Apple hasn’t thought to add, an FM Tuner and Wi-Fi. It also has video playback and photo viewing capability.

Despite the Zune’s impressive features, it does have a few limitations. The Zune is not backward compatible with WMA-DRM9, it only supports WMV videos natively, it won’t play DRM video files and you can’t share video via Wi-Fi.

The Basics of a Home Network

Within the past five years, computer prices have fallen and the thought of having more than one computer in the home has become a reality. Today, there are multiple computers in the home and the need for home networks has grown tremendously. If you’ve thought about installing a home network, maybe now is the time […]

Get computer speed and performance information: Inside Vista

Microsoft Windows Vista (Credit: Microsoft.com/vista website)As part of our continuing coverage on “Inside Vista,” TigerDirect wants you to understand how you will be able to measure your system speed and performance in Vista. As the demands of Vista are much more than previous versions of Windows, you will find the more muscle your system has, the more you will enjoy the Vista experience.

Microsoft Windows Vista’s Performance Information and Tools lists your computer’s Windows Experience Index base score, which indicates the performance and overall capability of your computer’s hardware.

Windows Experience Index: Inside Vista

The Windows Experience Index measures the capability of your computer’s hardware and software configuration and expresses this measurement as a number called a base score. A higher base score generally means that your computer will perform better and faster than a computer with a lower base score, especially when performing more advanced and resource-intensive tasks.

Each hardware component receives an individual subscore. Your computer’s base score is determined by the lowest subscore. For example, if the lowest subscore of an individual hardware component is 2.6, then the base score is 2.6. The base score is not an average of the combined subscores.

You can use the base score to confidently buy programs and other software that are matched to your computer’s base score. For example, if your computer has a base score of 3.3, then you can confidently purchase any software designed for this version of Windows that requires a computer with a base score of 3 or lower.

Tech Update: Video Sharing with Publicly Shared Albums

With the launch of its new video sharing capabilities, Webshots becomes the first major photo-hosting site that lets consumers tell their whole story with video and photos in publicly shared albums. They boats a 50 percent larger and nearly 3 times the bit rate of other video sites and gives user free hosting of 105 minute video clips.

Are You Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Drive?

Hard Drives Both Big and Small You can’t open the digital video that shows your niece taking her first steps.  You can’t save pictures.  You are constantly revamping what data you keep, and what you delete.  Sound familiar? You are probably out of hard disk space.  You’re finally ready to upgrade from the factory hard drive included when […]

I Have 4 Video Sources! How Do I Connect Them All to My New Plasma TV?

Gefen CAT5-1000 HDThe days of a single television source are over. Games, satellite TVs, DVRs and computers are all able to feed High-Definition digital video into flat panel displays of today. Companies like Gefen help easily ou link your sources to the single input on many HD TVs.